Thorn and Roses is a three piece amalgamation of powerful vocals and intricate instrumentation.
This trio features a blend of uncompromising three part harmonies, unique arrangements of
country, classic rock and pop standards, and an energy so abundant it promises to have audience
members on their feet from the first note to the very last.
Residing in various parts of Southwestern Ontario, Jay Riehl, Katie Korfmann and Janna Leduc
are all respected music professionals in the Canadian music industry. Individually, they each
hold numerous accolades and successes, as solo artists and within various groups, creating a
strong and diverse foundation for which Thorn and Roses was formed. This particular
combination is something that they are all very excited about; a unique musical experience that
transcends the borders of genre, promising to entertain music lovers of all kinds.
Since their formation in 2016, Thorn and Roses has had a number of successes and has played on
prestigious stages, including Niagara’s Grape and Wine Festival, Hamilton’s Festival of Friends,
and the Boothill Jamboree, to name a few. They were finalists in the CBC Searchlight
Songwriting Competition (2018), and won the 2019 Lucknow’s Music in the Fields Emerging
2020 is full of excitement for the band, who are currently completing their first studio record
together, which is to be released in the Spring.
This dynamic trio features Katie Korfmann on fiddle and background vocals, Janna Leduc on
acoustic guitar and lead/background vocals, and Jay Riehl on an impressive simultaneous right
handed bass keyboard and drums, as well as background/lead vocals.
Janna Leduc started performing at the age of 7 in small town
Milverton, Ontario with the support of a wonderfully caring
community and family. Influenced by various artists and genres,
Janna prides herself on her versatility as an artist, from rock, to
pop, to country, to R&B, to soul… and more. Janna sang with the
Perth County Youth Choir for six years, where she was recognized
with number of awards from MusicFest Canada as a soloist. She
holds an Honours Degree in Mediterranean Studies with a Minor in
French from Wilfred Laurier University, and graduated from the University
of Western Ontario’s Bachelor of Education Program.
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A love for drumming commenced at the early age of two for Jay
Riehl; kickstarting his impressive career. Jay’s Grandmother Adela,
nurtured Jay’s musical ambitions and encouraged him to expand
his interests to a multitude of genres. Jay’s impressive percussion
playing and vocals are complimented by his vast knowledge of
producing, and led to the creation of his successful recording
studio,“The Swamp.” In addition to making records and touring
globally, Jay has worked with Brian Dennehy, Justin Bieber,
Tommy Hunter, Steven Page, The Stratford Festival, Discovery Channel, Bravo, Paul Gross,
Simon Callow, The Creators, John Landry, Jim Witter and Farmer's Daughter, to name a few. Jay
currently produces everything from jingles, post production, demos to radio friendly records.
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Katie Korfmann is an accomplished violin/fiddle teacher,
performer, and recording artist from Brantford, Ontario. At the age
of four, Katie began her journey with classical violin following the
Suzuki Method. Early on in her learning, she attended a fiddle
workshop that subsequently changed the course of her career,
inspiring her to become a lover of multiple playing styles and
genres, which she now incorporates into her playing. Training as
an Early Childhood Educator, she has now left that behind for a
full time music career performing with Thorn and Roses and inspiring others by teaching out of
her music studio in Brantford.
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